Tag Archives: Vancouver

BC recovery benefit application virtually inaccessible to people who need it

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 

The newly launched BC Recovery Benefit opened for applications last week — a key NDP promise in last fall’s controversial election — but already it’s turning into an insurmountable barrier for some low-income people and seniors faced with an unexpected barrage of paperwork and documentation.

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Mass arests at the 1921 Potlatch

By Catherine Lafferty, the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Almost 100 years ago, while many gathered with family members to exchange Christmas presents, several dozen Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw people were arrested for holding a winter gifting Potlatch of their own.

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Freezing Vancouver Police Budget not enough

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 

The Vancouver Police Department has warned of public safety consequences of City Council refusing their requests to boost budget by millions. Instead, last week councillors froze police spending at last year’s levels.

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Missing Middle Housing

“Missing Middle Housing is a range of house-scale buildings with multiple units—compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes—located in a walkable neighbourhood.” – Missing Middle Housing

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A single-family home may be our current vision of ideal housing but that picture is no longer realistic, says housing advocate Bruce Haden.

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Downtown Eastside: 40 years of organizing, activism & resilience

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 

The Downtown Eastside has for decades been a site not only of poverty and struggle, but also “resilience” and successful community organizing, says Libby Davies. And the former Member of Parliament hopes the community can remember to celebrate and honour the successes and victories over the years as the struggle continues.

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